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Louis Anderson


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner
Date: 11/7/2003 at 20:22:08

Louis Anderson, whose farm of one hundred and sixty acres in section 1, Lyon township, is counted one of the "show places" of that part of Lyon county, and which has been occupied by him since 1894, has been a resident of the county since 1899. He was born in Clayton county, Iowa, July 23, 1864, a son of John and Barbara (Olson) Anderson, both of whom were natives of Norway.

John Anderson was a carpenter and blacksmith by trade, but on coming to Clayton county, Iowa, in 1854, he engaged in farming. He died in the fall of 1901, at the age of seventy-four years, his wife passing to her rest in 1871, at the early age of twenty-five years. She was the mother of three children: Andrew J., now a farmer of North Dakota; Louis, whose name appears at the opening of this article; and Benjamin, also a farmer of North Dakota. John Anderson was again married, his wife being also a native of Norway.

Louis Anderson was married to Rachel Johnson, of Clayton county, Iowa, November 17, 1882, daughter of Gilbert and Olena Johnson, both of whom were born in Norway. Her father was a life-long farmer and came to Iowa about 1854. He died in 1899 at the age of seventy-four and his wife has also passed to the other side. They reared a family of seven children, of whom Mrs. Anderson was the sixth member. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Anderson are the parents of two children, Etta and Mae, both of whom are at home.

Mr. Anderson is a successful farmer, and at the present time has eleven horses, sixty hogs, and forty head of cattle. He is a student of modern agriculture, and believes in being thoroughly up-to-date in all his methods.

For three years he has served as road superintendent, and in the community where he is passing his quiet and useful life he is highly respected, alike for his manly qualities and public spirit. In religious matters he is associated with the Lutheran church.

Compendium of History Reminiscence and Biography of Lyon County, Iowa. Published under the Auspices of the Pioneer Association of Lyon County. Geo. Monlun, Pres.; Hon. E. C. Roach Sec’y; and Col. F. M. Thompson, Historian. Geo. A. Ogle & CO., Published, Engravers and Book Manufacturers. Chicago, 1904-1905

transcribed & submitted by Roseanna Zehner, Lyon co. IAGenWeb coordinator

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